Boey talks drawing stick figures for a living, motivations & workflow, and his plans for book 5.
In this episode we catch up with Boey, a Malaysian artist based in San Francisco who’s best known for his best selling graphic novel, When I Was a Kid, an autobiographical collection of short stories about his childhood growing up in Malaysia.
Boey has won a TED Award, been voted the most influential artist in Malaysia, and has collaborated with brands such as Mattel, Disney and Esquire. He is currently writing his 5th book, the latest followup to his graphic novel series, When I Was a Kid. In this conversation we dig into his origins, his creative process, and the inspiration behind his art.
Film/photography/host Victor Huang